Some people live to over 100 now and remain healthy, while others break down as they approach the seventies and eighties. I was shocked to learn that there is a 150 year old person! Dr. Aubrey De Grey believes that people will eventually live to 1,000.
The British scientist sees a time when people will go to their doctors for regular 'maintenance', which by then will include gene therapies, stem cell therapies, immune stimulation and a range of other advanced medical techniques to keep them in good shape. (Daily Mail)
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It strikes me as a use for the rich alone. Most people probably will not be able to afford this. Will humans live to 1000? Maybe. Should they live to 1000? How would that change our culture? Those are the questions I wonder about.
Reporter, Daily Mail. "Dawn of a New Age: The First Person to Reach 150 Is Already Alive... and Soon We'll Live to Be a THOUSAND, Claims Scientist." Mail Online. Daily Mail, 06 July 2011. Web. 07 May 2012. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2011425/The-person-reach-150-alive--soon-live-THOUSAND-claims-scientist.html>.